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Author: Jeff Linder | March 30, 2014 | No comments

 Haley Lorenzen is all right. Honestly."Bad things happen sometimes, but you can't dwell on it too long," Lorenzen said Tuesday. "It's just not healthy."When something like this happens, you've got to let it motivate you to do better things."The victim of a bad performace at ...

Author: Jeff Linder | March 11, 2014 | No comments

 DES MOINES -- The numbers, simply, were too good to ignore.Shelby Hembera became the first all-stater in Cedar Valley Christian's brief history as a state-sanctioned athletics school. The junior has been selected to the Iowa Newspaper Association Class 1A first team in girls' basketball."It's something ...

Author: Jeff Linder | March 4, 2014 | No comments

DES MOINES -- If you drafted Alexis Conaway in your girls' state tournament fantasy league, consider yourself a winner.Conaway stuffed her stat line full of goodies, and top-ranked MOC-Floyd Valley overwhelmed No. 12 Center Point-Urbana, 69-42, in a Class 3A quarterfinal at the  Tuesday afternoon ...

Author: Jeff Linder | December 3, 2013 | No comments

CENTER POINT -- Dennis Roloff received the unfortunate, but not unexpected, news via text on the bus. Then he shared it with his team upon arrival.It was official. Hannah Whitley -- one of Mount Vernon's best athletes, one of its best rebounders -- was a ...

Author: Jeff Linder | November 20, 2013 | No comments

 Girls basketball players to watch for the 2013-14 season:ALISSA BROWN, 5-11, sr., Jesup -- Averaged 19.9 points per game, 11.0 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game. Class 2A 2nd-team all-state.MIRANDA CHAPMAN, 5-6, sr., Mount Vernon -- Averaged 14.3 points and 3.4 steals per game. Shot 42 percent ...

Author: Jeff Linder | September 11, 2013 | No comments

She's a teacher. She's a coach.And this summer, Kathy Bresnahan was an author.Her project: Documenting the life and death of Caroline Found, and the 2011 Iowa City West volleyball season."Several people have considered writing about it, and I wanted it to come from the perspective ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 8, 2013 | No comments

Mike Sconsa isn't fooled by his opponent's record, and he isn't comforted by the ease of victory in the last encounter."I'm trying to get that across to my team," said Sconsa, whose fourth-ranked Cascade Cougars (19-2) host Dyersville Beckman (8-13) in a Class 3A quarterfinal ...

Author: Jeff Linder | February 5, 2013 | No comments

CENTER POINT -- Carlie Wilhelmi got one chance, and one chance only."I told her, 'Make or miss,' " said Center Point-Urbana coach Philip Klett.Wilhelmi tried the first 3-pointer of her varsity career -- she swished it -- to highlight Center Point-Urbana's 53-26 rout of Marion in a ...

Author: Jeff Linder | January 10, 2013 | No comments

A buzzer beaten. A streak snapped.It has been a remarkable stretch for the Center Point-Urbana girls' basketball team.The Stormin' Pointers ran their winning streak to six games Tuesday at Center Point, knocking off Class 4A second-ranked Benton Community, 50-42, ending the Bobcats' 38-game regular-season winning ...

Author: Jeff Linder | January 5, 2013 | 1 comment

MOUNT VERNON -- It took Arika Wooldridge some time to learn her role with the Center Point-Urbana girls' basketball team."They want me to score, and if I'm not open, they want me to pass it out," she said.Heroism, that's gravy.Wooldridge grabbed an offensive rebound and ...

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